EFIC® Winter Cancer Pain School 2018

October 16 – October 19, 2018

Liverpool, United Kingdom

This course aims to develop skills of assessing and treating pain related to cancer and its treatment. This interactive course develops an evidence-based approach to assessment, and formulating diagnosis and designing a comprehensive management plan including pain management. The emphasis is on a multidisciplinary approach to managing pain related to cancer. Learning objectives of this course are in line with EFIC Core Curriculum for managing pain related to cancer as below.

Identify sociocultural influences on the experience of cancer and cancer-related pain. Be able to compare and contrast the assessment and management of persons with cancer related pain and those with chronic non-cancer pain. Recognise the problems faced by cancer survivors who have persistent pain and management principles. Discuss the meaning and significance of the World Health Organisation analgesic algorithm for pain in cancer. Show awareness of and addressing unpleasant end-of-life symptoms including but not limited to, pain, nausea/vomiting, respiratory distress and itch. Recognise the essential role of close liaison with other teams, specifically from oncology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, anaesthesia and palliative medicine. Define and distinguish between incident and incompletely relieved persistent pain. Discuss the role of cancer therapies in the management of cancer-related pain, including but not limited to: Radiotherapy, Radiopharmaceuticals, Chemotherapy, Immune therapy and Surgery. Discuss the use of other adjuvant analgesics in cancer pain including but not limited to: bisphosphonates, corticosteroids and ketamine. There will be ample opportunity to interact with course faculty throughout the course. Limited to 15 participants.

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